Alumni’s Work of Fiction Touches Depression, Recovery
Paul Shalom Rhodes, MD ’75 reads Pink! May 27 in Coney Island
Pink! By Dr. Paul Shalom Rhodes, illustrated by Shimra Starr
May 27, 2017 5-8 pm Coney Island Museum 1208 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11224
Pink! is a gently fictionalized family memoir that begins in the early 1930s, as it follows a naive little girl’s fancies and fantasies when she and her mother visit her clinically depressed grandmother at the Blackwell’s Island Hospital in New York’s East River — once the actual site of Nellie Bly’s harrowing account of Ten Days in a Madhouse. The same redemptive love that eventually allays young Claire’s fears is carried through six generations of women … imbuing an aura of hope and resolution.
Pink! is especially engaging for young and adult readers who have encountered clinical depression in themselves or others, and observed the thorny pursuit of recovery.
Books signed by the author and illustrator will be available for purchase after the reading.